The Canadian Canoe Museum located in Peterborough, Ontario has recently received a new canoe that many are excited about. Clipper Canoes, based out of Abbotsford, British Columbia, has given the Museum a 39-foot dugout canoe that is a Haida-replica. The Haida-replica canoe will be used for the Museum’s public programs which include school events, corporate groups, community groups, and summer paddling events all at the Peterborough Lift Lock.
This type of canoe is typically made out of a hallowed western red cedar tree, which creates a massive canoe. These canoes were mostly used by First Nations communities that resided on Canada’s Pacific Northwest shores. The canoes were used to fish, as sport, and in special ceremonies. The canoes are coming back into use, as the First Nations communities are seeing a revival in their culture across Canada.
The Haida-replica canoe was delivered to the Canadian Canoe Museum on Wednesday, October 21st. Dan Mcwillians as well as friends of the Museum helped to execute the transportation from Calgary and ensured it reached the Canadian Canoe Museum safely.
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